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 Legislation restricting Muslim presence in Colonial Spanish America
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Legislation restricting Muslim presence in Colonial Spanish America

Date: 1492 – c. 1800

Original Language: Spanish

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Beginning with the earliest voyages to the western hemisphere, the Spanish Crown sought to restrict emigration to the lands it had claimed to ‘old Christians’, or Spaniards without Muslim or Jewish ancestry. Spanish ecclesiastical and secular authorities both expressed concern about the religiosity of indigenous pe…

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Cook, Karoline, “ Legislation restricting Muslim presence in Colonial Spanish America”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30698>



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